Love, simply is ‘The Quality of Attention We Give to Others’

I was asked to write an article for the Back to School edition as an ‘expert’ in my field. I did have a cackle at this as I am the furthest thing from an ‘expert’, in any field (except maybe… Continue Reading >

StartingBlocks.gov.au – helping you find quality Outside School Hours Care

Starting school can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time for children and their families. Amid all the preparations, families may be trying to decide who will take care of their children before and after school. If your child is… Continue Reading >

Are you a Helicopter Parent? How to Keep Your Brave Kids Safe.

Whoever said ‘silence is golden’ clearly never had kids… silence is most often kids up to mischief. In many cases, kids are naturally braver than we are as adults. Some think they are super heroes, stunt men or stunt women,… Continue Reading >

What Is Preconception Care & Why Is It Important?

You’ve been trying to conceive for so long but you’re still not pregnant. Every month you get your hopes up – your period doesn’t start straight away when your fertility app says it should. So you use a pregnancy test… Continue Reading >

Tackle 3 Stresses of Dinnertime!

“It is not just that my kids are fussy when it comes to dinner, I find myself totally overwhelmed. I am stressed out thinking about getting that meal on the table, I am worried about the kids not eating anything…. Continue Reading >

On a tight budget? 5 easy ways to support Home Reading

By Susan Spelic   With childcare fees through the roof and the increasing cost of living, families are faced with the dilemma of how juggle bills, while accessing quality reading materials for their kids. With the holiday season fast approaching… Continue Reading >

Early Years Support Guide

Rainbow Families Early Years Support Guide is the result of collaboration between Rainbow Families and writer, Jacqui Tomlins.  The Guide has been developed in response to ongoing requests for information from parents and caregivers and is part of Rainbow Families’… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula and what are the benefits of hiring one?

Traditionally, a Doula was a woman offering non-medical support and information to other women and their partners during birth and the postnatal period. ‘Doula‘ is a Greek word that came to mean “woman’s servant”. I believe that a Doula is a support and information bank… Continue Reading >